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Letter suggests Vatican knew of alleged sexual misconduct by McCarrick in 2000

Sep 08, 2018 - CNN

(CNN) -- A letter from a top Vatican official appears to acknowledge that the Holy See knew about sexual abuse allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for at least several months before he was elevated to cardinal in 2001.

The document, obtained by CNN, was first published Friday by Catholic News Service.

The October 2006 letter was sent by then-Archbishop Leonardo Sandri at the Vatican secretariat of state during the papacy of Benedict XVI. It was written to a New Y...